In Varanasi, PM Modi pays tributes to poet, freedom fighter Subramania Bharathi

  • | Saturday | 19th November, 2022

Varanasi, Nov 19 (PTI) Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday paid tributes to eminent poet and freedom fighter Subramania Bharathi and said the Banaras Hindu University has enhanced its pride by establishing a chair in his name.In his inaugural speech at the Kashi Tamil Sangamam here, Modi said, "There is a great personality from Tamil Nadu, Subramania Bharathi, a great poet and freedom fighter, who lived for a long time in Kashi and studied here." He got linked to Kashi in such a way that Kashi became his part, the prime minister said and added that "it is said that it was here (in Varanasi) that he (Bharathi) sported his popular moustache"."The BHU by establishing a chair dedicated to Subramania Bharathi has enhanced its pride," Modi said.On November 18, Union minister Dharmendra Pradhan had met Bharathi"s 96-year-old nephew KV Krishnan and his family in Kashi.In a series of tweets in Hindi, he had also said, "One of the greatest Tamil litterateurs of all time, Mahakavi Bharathi"s home at Kashi Hanuman Ghat is a centre of learning and a holy pilgrimage." His works on social justice and women empowerment are relevant even today. Bharathi was introduced to spirituality and nationalism in Kashi itself. Kashi left a deep impact on Bharathi"s personality, Pradhan had said. PTI NAV ANB ANB

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